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Apple confirms AIDS-related special event invite a fake

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
News Categories: Apple

Contrary to an earlier report, Apple will not be holding a special event on March 1. An Apple representative has confirmed to iLounge that an electronic invitation—marked with indicia of a benefit for AIDS—is an elaborate fake. The sender was apparently taking advantage of recent speculation that Apple would introduce a red iPod as part of Bono’s Product RED initiative. iLounge apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.

Companies including American Express, Converse, Gap and Giorgio Armani have all joined the project and plan to release specially-designed red products with a portion of the profits going to the Global Fund to support AIDS programs in Africa. The U2 frontman was reportedly overheard mentioning that Apple would be joining the initiative by introducing a red iPod.

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1

At least iLounge posted a retraction (well at least an explanation).  Other sites just pulled the story like nothing had ever happened.

Shady.

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2006 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

2

You have to admit, a red iPod would look sweeeeeet…

Posted by Werewolf on February 15, 2006 at 1:37 PM (PDT)

3

There’s no question that some form of red iPod is indeed going to happen. 

Apple always denies information and then ends up doing it afterall - we’ve seen it countless times.  And given Apples relationship with U2, along with the progressive thinking that Apple embraces, I am sure this is on the horizon.

Posted by A on February 15, 2006 at 1:37 PM (PDT)

4

Steve Jobs:

  “Flash memory players a cheap toys that are never used”  = Ipod Shuffle   “Nobody has done video on a device right yet, The Ipod is a music-only device” = Ipod with Video & iTunes video   “That advert/invite was leake——-I mean its a fake, apple is not doing that…” = Red Ipod smile you heard is here folks

Posted by HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!! on February 15, 2006 at 6:38 PM (PDT)

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